Smashing Magazine | Web Design & Development
Back when my agency started taking content seriously, we invested a lot time in developing a process to produce content. The biggest challenge was always figuring out how to get clients on
In March 2014, the Baymard Institute, a web research company based in the UK, reported that 67.91% of online shopping carts are abandoned. An abandonment means that a customer has visited
When you browse your favorite website or check the latest version of your product on your device of choice, take a moment to look at it differently. Step back from the screen. Close your e
According to a recent report, HTML is the most widely used language for mobile app developers. The main reasons among developers for selecting web technologies is cross-platform portabilit
Information architecture (IA) is one of those buzzwords you’ve probably heard before. It refers to the organization of the information on your website and how it all fits together. When
456 Berea St. | Web Standards
Most web developers currently use vendor prefixes in CSS to enable certain features in some browsers. That’s fine, but sometimes I see code examples and prefix-adding tools that go a bit overboard w
In a couple of recent projects I’ve faced designs where the main navigation bar gave me more trouble than usual. These are the prerequisites that make the problem tricky to solve: The navbar is
Over six years ago I wrote a short post about preventing HTML tables from becoming too wide. The solutions I offered in that post involve using table-layout:fixed to lock down the width of tables. Whi
When trying to force an element to always extend to the height of its parent I ran into some peculiar browser behaviour that I thought was worth mentioning. Here’s the situation: The parent eleme
Allowing images to scale along with their container is an important part of responsive web design (and was so even before the term “responsive web design” existed). It’s really quite easy – al
W3C | Web Standards
The Social Web Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts today: Activity Streams 2.0. This specification details a model for representing potential and completed activities using the
The Efficient XML Interchange Working Group has published a Working Draft of Canonical EXI. Any EXI document is part of a set of EXI documents that are logically equivalent within an application conte
The Web Performance Working Group has published a Group Note of Resource Priorities. This specification defines a means for site developers to programmatically give the User Agent hints on the downloa
An updated Working Draft of HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives was published today by the HTML Working Group. This publication incorporates changes and corrections reflecting wor
CMS Wire | Content Management
In the next year we’ll see Hadoop disappear, so said Cloudera co-founder and chief strategy officer Mike Olson in his keynote at the O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference last week. Ol
Enterprise video content management (VCM) doesn’t really fit into enterprise content management (ECM). So it’s not all that surprising that it has now developed its own space, however chao
Shareholders are getting increasingly impatient with Amazon and its casual attitude toward profits. The company just delivered a disappointing earnings report that surprised the Street — even th
What could a company learn from a beehive? After my first three months as a beekeeper and seven years in the CMS industry, I’ve found out the answer — quite a bit. Read full story...
There are a lot of stereotypes about today’s workplaces, including the unsubstantiated notion that you have to be in your 20s to understand today’s technologies. But all those misperc
Search Engine Watch | SEO
What are some of the most common problems international brands face in their paid search management?
Social and SEO teams can sometimes play juxtaposing roles on paper. But to be truly successful, both social and SEO should engage in a two-way conversation between businesses and their target audience
Almost one-third of all paid search ad spend for Halloween costume keywords was spent on a Disney-related search term, AdGooroo says.
Bing Ads has developed Universal Event Tracking (UET), a way to define and track goals for performance and conversions, the company revealed at today's Bing Ads Next event.
The IAB's half-year ad revenue report shows record growth, mostly due to the rise of mobile advertising. Meanwhile, search and directory advertising have stayed at the same levels since last year.